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« on: January 17, 2008, 09:19:10 AM »

Here is an idea for a project.

The 360 wireless controller can be connected to the computer with Microsoft's wireless controller adapter. You could build a small array of LEDs in either a "X" or "A" shape pattern for tracking and orientation of the controller. You could probably use the "charge and play adapter casing to house the LEDs. The housing would be removable so the controller would still be usable for the xbox 360.

This would give the controller the same ability as a PS3 controller with the exception of maybe pitching up and down
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008, 10:37:43 AM »

Hey, that sounds like a pretty cool idea, though i cant think of any uses at the moment, I think people will get inspired by this. About the pitching up/down... that's not going to work indeed. (unless you glue a wiimote to your xbox360 controller  Grin)
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008, 04:56:49 PM »

you could setup it like this

X<-wiimote
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and put LED's on the left and front side ^^
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point ATM: building V2
V1: 1 LED on 1 AAA battery feed
V2: 1 LED on USB feed
V2 will be remodded too V3
V3: 1 LED on USB feed /w LMB and RMB
V4: 1 LED WIRELESS /w LMB and RMB
V5: we'll see :3
Vmany: Bluetooth IR pen with mouse functions.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008, 04:40:48 AM »

Yeah, I also thought of maybe to make the LEDs tucked in a little bit so maybe a program can still see the three LED's Dead on so it would be level. Then If tilted upwards one or two would be out of sight indicating a slope or pitch. The other option is using the tilt modchip available for xbox360 but it wouldn't really be a wiimote project and you would have to modify the controller internally.
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008, 07:57:34 PM »

The programm is defenatly make-able, but it takes time :/
Ye well.. turning an Xbox360 controller into a motion controller is already quiet non wiiproject, but this could help gather data about how to make A object motion tracked. ^^

Greetz,
Bryanarby
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point ATM: building V2
V1: 1 LED on 1 AAA battery feed
V2: 1 LED on USB feed
V2 will be remodded too V3
V3: 1 LED on USB feed /w LMB and RMB
V4: 1 LED WIRELESS /w LMB and RMB
V5: we'll see :3
Vmany: Bluetooth IR pen with mouse functions.
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2008, 05:49:47 AM »

its been done already, http://cortana.co.funpic.de/
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008, 03:30:33 AM »

isnt that just a wiimote with joysticks?
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2008, 02:04:01 AM »

To promote this project, it could be more generalized to add another axis to any controller via the Wiimote, no? (:
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